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The Toshiba Satellite M500 is a mid-range laptop with a compact and lightweight design for portability.

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Comes standard with a 12-cell battery for extended mobile use.

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Sleek visual aesthetic is very pleasing to the eye.

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Back-lit keyboard looks cool, comes in handy at night.

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The multi-touch touchpad feels very natural, offers expanded functionality over standard touchpads.

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Comes pre-installed with a fair amount of manufacturer's bloatware.

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Glossy bezel is a fingerprint magnet.

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Pretty serious overheating issue has even been known to melt the laptop's casing.

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The Toshiba Satellite M500 is a mid-range laptop with a compact and lightweight design for portability.  The laptop has a 14" LED-backlit display with Toshiba's HD TruBrite technology.  It features either an Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Turion X2 processor with up to 4GB DDR2 SDRAM and an up to 400GB hard drive.  The Satellite M500 is designed with a DVD SuperMulti drive, illuminated LED-backlit keyboard, and can be upgraded to include harmon/kardon stereo speakers.  It also has a built-in webcam and microphone and can be configured to include 3G Broadband and Bluetooth connectivity.  The laptop operates on Windows Vista Home Premium and offers a variety of inputs including a PC-Express slot, memory card reader, and optional HDMI and SPDIF ports.  The Satellite M500 comes in a black onyx or gold onyx finish and has a 1 year limited warranty.

  • 14" HD TruBrite LED-Backlit Display
  • 1366 x 768 Pixel Resolution
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Turion X2 Processor
  • Up to 4GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Up to 400GB HDD
  • Slot-Loading DVD SuperMulti Drive
  • Illuminated LED-Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-in Webcam and Microphone
  • Optional harmon/kardon Stereo Speakers
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G Broadband, Bluetooth
  • Inputs/Outputs: USB, 1-eSATA/USB Combo /w Sleep & Charge, PC-Express Slot, Memory Card Reader, SPDIF (Optional), HDMI (Optional),
  • Finish: Black Onyx or Gold Onyx
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • 1 year limited warranty
Pre-Configuration Models
  • Toshiba M505D-S4930 - MSRP $700
  • Toshiba M505-S4940 - MSRP $760
  • Toshiba M500-ST5401 - MSRP $800
  • Toshiba M505-S4945 - MSRP $824
  • Toshiba M505-S4947 - MSRP $900
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